On a weekly basis, we’re in the kitchen baking with the kids. We’re teaching them the basics of things like bread and cinnamon buns, we’re making cookies and we’re letting them attempt recipes on their own. We’re baking for fun, we’re baking to teach – and we’ve recently learned how we can bake to make a difference, with Robin Hood.
Give Back: Host a Bake Sale for Free The Children
In its first year of partnership, Robin Hood and We Bake for Change were able to truly bake a difference inspiring 700,000 students across Canada to host bake sales that raised funds for local and global causes. You can get your child’s school involved. Did you know in the 2014 and 2015 school years over 2,200 schools hosted bake sales and raised over $330,000 for development projects in seven countries?
This year they want to do even better! And you can organize your own bake sale or inspire your kids’ school to get involved.
With easy to access printable materials and recipes that can be used at the bake sale, it’s easy to plan. Everything you need from a price list to tags to how to mark the baked goods can be downloaded from the Robinhood.ca/bakesale website. This makes planning for parent councils easy, allowing parents to easily find everything they need in one place.
When schools and communities come together to host a bake sale, they’re promoting more than community in their own backyard. They are promoting community overseas and making a difference in the lives of families and schoolchildren overseas. In our family, it’s important to me that the children develop a sense of local community, but also important, is for them to be able to identify with community globally.
It’s a great way to get in the kitchen, spend some time together with school-aged children, learn the value of giving back and to spend some quality time developing those recipes that are going to be passed on from generation to generation.
How to Register
Sign up here to bake a difference with Free The Children. Although we are celebrating We Bake for Change in February, you can host a bake sale any month of the year.
This post was brought to you by Robin Hood but the images and opinions are my own.